MAT Leadership Programme 2019/20: Driving Improvement through Teams

Thursday 12 Sep 2019 - Thursday 30 Apr 2020

Welcome to the MAT Leadership Programme

Creating, growing and sustaining a successful multi-academy trust requires more than just a strong leader - it requires a strong leadership team.

The MAT Leadership Programme will provide you and your team with the knowledge and support needed to drive strategic and cultural change in order to improve educational outcomes across your MAT.

The emphasis of the programme is on 'group-based learning' with the opportunity to mix professional development for yourself with strategic development for your trust.

The programme is structured via a series of 6 one-day modules spread between September 2018 and April 2019. Information on each module (including location, times and course leaders) can be found on the individual module pages. Each module will have some small tasks to complete before the day. Please access these via the 'Resources' page.

MATs Summit

Free (non-compulsory) attendance at the Optimus Education MATs Summit in October is also included in the programme. This two-day residential with an overnight stay will give you access to high-quality CPD on issues relevant to MAT leaders, whilst also providing opportnities for you to get to know and build relationships with other leaders within your cohort. A drinks reception and gala dinner is included on the Thursday evening. You will be automatically enrolled for the Summit and overnight accomdation booked for you.For more information on the MATs Summit programme, please visit

Registration for the 2018/19 cohort has closed, however, you can register your interest for the 2019/20 cohort.

Note: The MAT Leadership Programme is not included in the Premium Plus and Unlimited membership packages.